Cousins! Retired NBA all star Dwayne Wade has taken to social media to speak out against recently forwarded claims made by his ex wife suggesting that he is attempting to exploit their daughter Zaya Wade for his own financial gain!
On Wednesday Siohvaughn Funches -Wade made headlines following a recently filed formal objection against Dwyane’s court petition to allow Zaya, born Zion Malachi Airamis to legally change her name and gender.
In court records obtained by ET Online shows that Siohvaughn is fully entitled to be involved in the decision of legally changing their child’s name and gender. She argues that Dwayne has allegedly not contacted her about the forward motion.
Early this morning Dwyane took to social media in a series of shared notes on his verified Instagram. “Since this must be the new way of parenting, I guess I have to address these allegation here, which is a damn shame,” reads a statement from the father of four.
He says that Siohvaughn is forcing Zaya to be someone she is not, fully against her own will. “While none of us are surprised by Siohvaughn’s attempt to fight Zaya’s identity and her unwavering attempt to drag my name through the mud, I’m very disappointed that she continuously finds ways of centering herself and HER needs, without regard to her children.”
Dwyane reveals that the news of Siohvaughn claims reached their daughter while she was in class. He says that Zaya is successfully maintaining a 4.0 average despite the pressure she often faces for her gender and sexuality.
“Siohvaughn tried a similar attempt over a decade ago (with equally damaging lies and causing irreparable harm to her children) and 13 lawyers later, I was awarded sole custody of our two kids as an active NBA player!”
Dwyane also shared that he as well as Zaya have provided her with endless opportunities to be present in their child’s life and claims that she has taken no action.
“She won’t do it! She has not been to a school, recital, graduation, school dance, play date, practice, parent teacher conference, etc. and Zaya has given her every opportunity to try to get to know her. She won’t do it!”
He continues, “No one in our house would ever force Zaya or any of our children to do anything against their will, much less force an identity on them.”
Dwayne makes it clear that he is a hands on father and that he will be contacting his daughter.
Cousins, what are your thought on this?